Fr. Dave Denny

Tessa Bielecki and Fr. Dave Denny have worked together for over forty years, first as Carmelite monks in the Spiritual Life Institute where they co-edited Desert Call. At Colorado College, they taught Fire and Light, a history of Christian Mysticism. After leaving monastic life in 2005, they created the Desert Foundation (see, published Season of Glad Songs: A Christmas Anthology, and now live in neighboring hermitages in Crestone, Colorado. Tessa is also the author of three books on St. Teresa of Avila and recorded Wild at Heart for Sounds True.

Upcoming Programs by Fr. Dave Denny


Wisdom of the Seasons: An Interspiritual Retreat

Also Tessa Bielecki

May 23–25, 2014

Celebrate late spring in the mountains and awaken to the divine nuances of all the seasons, both in the outer landscape and in our inner soulscape. Rejoice in how the burgeoning green of springtime reflects our own burgeoning vitality. During this interspiritual retreat, we will draw on the wisdom traditions of the Abrahamic peoples who [...]